Crepes in Orange Sauce



  1. Plain Flour – 100 gms
  2. Salt – 1 pinch
  3. Egg – 1
  4. Milk – 200 mls
  5. Cold Water – 100 ml
  6. Vegetable Oil – 1 Tablespoon
  7. Rum – 1 Tablespoon, optional for batter
  8. Vegetable Oil – 30 ml, for frying


Sift the flour and salt into a bowl.

Make a well in the centre, add the egg then gradually mix in the milk till the batter is smooth. Then slowly add the water. Add the tablespoon of vegetable oil and mix it to give a sheen to the batter. Cover and leave to stand for 30 minutes.

In a 6 inch nonstick frying pan pour a little oil and swirl around to grease the base of the pan. Heat till smoking. Pour a spoonful of the batter and swirl the pan. Flip the crepes once set. Remove on grease proof paper. This batter will make 8 to 10 crepes.

Cut crepes in half and then fold. Pour heated Orange Sauce on the crepes.

Flambé the crepes by lighting a tablespoon of rum and pouring over the dish to get a blue flame. It is a very effective way of serving crepes.

Orange Sauce


  1. Orange Juice – 2 cups
  2. Unsalted Butter – 1 Tablespoon
  3. Cornflour – 1 Tablespoon
  4. Sugar – 4 Tablespoon
  5. Cinnamon Powder – 1 large pinch
  6. Rum – 1 Tablespoon
  7. Orange Zest – 1/2 to 1 Teaspoon


Put the butter in the orange juice and heat. Meanwhile make a smooth paste of the cornflour and a little water. When the orange juice comes to a boil add the cornflour and stir till it thickens, about I minute. Add sugar to taste. About 4 tablespoons will be required. Then add 1teaspoon of orange zest and 1 tablespoon of rum.

Krishna Sahai
Krishna Sahai

Krishna Sahai took voluntary retirement as a senior Commissioner of Income Tax of the Indian Revenue Service to follow alternative paths. A multi-talented person, she is a trained Bharata Natyam dancer and has also published a book on the subject. Krishna has imbibed the old traditions of Avadhi culture from her family and is concerned about preserving the vanishing cuisines of India. She consults on financial and business matters apart from running a not-for-profit organization.

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